2017-05-18

Infineon Starts Volume Production of First Full-SiC-Module

Higher efficiency, increased power density, smaller footprints and reduced system costs: these are the main advantages of transistors based on silicon carbide (SiC). Infineon Technologies AG is starting volume production for the EASY 1B, the first full-SiC module announced during PCIM 2016. On the occasion of this year’s PCIM in Nuremberg, the company is showcasing additional module platforms and topologies for the 1200 V CoolSiC™ MOSFET family. Infineon is now able to bring the potential of SiC technology to a new level.
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2017-05-15

From Payment to Ticketing: Contactless Technologies Are On the Rise in Smart Cities

Contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology payments are on the rise: especially consumers and commuters in highly populated urban areas require higher transaction speeds and more convenience. Infineon Technologies AG, a major provider of chip-based payment products, helps card and device manufacturers and transport operators to cope with the security and performance challenges of this trend.
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2017-05-05

Infineon Q2 Operating Profit Slightly Below Expectations, But Full-Year Guidance Unchanged

Infineon Technologies AG has reported results for Q2 2017 (period ended 31 March 2017) with revenue up 7% to €1,767 million quarter-on-quarter. Opera­ting profit excluding special items increased to 296 million Euros ($322 million) in the quarter, which slightly missed the average forecast for 299 million Euros, according to Reuters.
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2017-03-28

Light Intelligence for Everyone: Research on Lighting Systems of the Future

Nearly 20 percent of all the electricity consumed in the world is for lighting. And about 80 percent of that lighting is attributed to professional applications such as building, office, industry or street lighting, and about 20 percent to private residential lighting. 
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2017-03-01

An Intelligent Streetlight for the City of the Future: Infineon Teams Up With Eluminocity

The trend towards urbanization is continuing and it is projected that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of mankind will reside in urban areas. Such demographic changes will impact on a city’s infrastructure, driving requirements for smarter, more secure and energy-efficient solutions. Infineon Technologies AG and eluminocity GmbH have jointly developed an intelligent streetlight to tackle these requirements. In promoting e-mobility, helping to save energy and enabling a connected infrastructure, the streetlight can serve as the backbone for the city of the future.
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2017-02-17

Cree Announces Termination of Wolfspeed and Infineon Sale Transaction

Cree today announced that it will terminate the definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”), which includes the silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, to Infineon Technologies AG.
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2017-01-11

Infineon Launches New Lineup of LED Drivers for Compact Automotive LED Front Lighting Applications

LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched high-power LED driversspecifically designed for automotive front lights. The drivers are available within the new LITIX Power Flex series and the LITIX Power series. They address flexible DC/DC driver solutions supporting LED systems of up to 50 W and even above. Application setups can vary: many medium-power LEDs with string voltages of up to 55 V or few LEDs with high currents of up to 3 A and more.
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2016-10-13

Infineon Buys Innoluce BV for Automated Driving Applications

Microelectronics from Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is a key technology for automated and connected driving. As leading chip provider for driver assistance systems, Infineon continues its innovation path and has acquired 100 percent of Innoluce BV, a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Nijmegen. Based on the know-how of Innoluce, Infineon will develop chip components for high-performance lidar systems. Both companies agreed on confidentiality on the terms.
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2016-09-20

Infineon Launches Flicker Free Control IC LED Driver

Modern LED technology offers many advanced possibilities for lighting applications. With the XDPL8220, Infineon Technologies extends its product portfolio of digital and configurable LED driver ICs. The IC enables the lighting industry to realize essential features for smart lighting and increases the benefits for both, end user and manufacturers. The primary side control of this device saves extra components, reducing cost on the one hand and increasing reliability on the other.
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2016-07-15

[Breaking News] Cree Sells Wolfspeed for $850M to Infineon

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, today announced execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”), which includes the silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, to Infineon Technologies AG for $850 million in cash. 
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2016-03-03

Infineon Adds New Controller IC for Mid- to High-end LED Applications

Infineon Technologies AG today launched a multimode flyback controller IC for LED applications. It can shorten ‘time-to-light’, lower component counts and reduce operational and standby power consumption. Designed to meet the performance and efficiency demands of mid-range to high-end LED designs, the IRS2982S provides a versatile controller solution that can meet the needs of a wide variety of interior, outdoor, office and industrial lighting schemes.
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2015-10-15

Fairchild Semi Rumored to be Seeking Potential Buyers

According to a latest Bloomberg report, Fairchild Semiconductor International hired Goldman Sachs Group to help it find a potential buyer, potential suitors in the lineup include ON Semiconductor and Infineon.
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2015-09-23

Infineon's Digitally Configurable Controller Better Regulates LED Drivers

Every fifth kilowatt hour of electricity around the world is used for artificial light. LED technology, however, is making significant savings possible. About 13 million tons of CO 2 could be saved in Germany alone, equaling the emission of about seven million cars; in German office buildings, the electricity bill could be reduced by more than Euro 500 million. But how can we make introducing the technology easier for industry and end users? With  .dp digital power 2.0™ Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has developed a digital platform for power supply with which the LED lighting systems can be controlled intelligently, thus making maximum energy savings possible.
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2015-09-09

Infineon Introduces GaN Devices for Mobile Base Station Transmitters

Infineon Technologies AG introduced its first devices in a family of Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon Carbide (SiC) RF power transistors at this year's European Microwave Week. As part of Infineon’s industry-leading GaN portfoliothe devices allow manufacturers of mobile base stations to build smaller, more powerful and more flexible transmitters. With higher efficiency, improved power density and more bandwidth than currently used RF power transistors, the new devices improve the economics of building infrastructure to support today’s cellular networks. Additionally, they will pave the way for the transition to 5G technology with higher data volumes and thus, enhanced user-experience.
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2015-03-19

Infineon Unveils Portfolio of Energy-Efficient Enhancement Mode and Cascode configuration GaN-on-Silicon Platforms at APEC 2015

Infineon Technologies announced the expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Silicon technology and product portfolio. The company now offers both enhancement mode and cascode configuration GaN-based platforms optimized for high performance applications requiring superior levels of energy efficiency including Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) used in server, telecom, mobile power and consumer goods such as Class D Audio systems. GaN technology significantly reduces the size and weight of power supplies which will open up new opportunities in end-products such as ultra-thin LED TVs.
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2015-02-24

Infineon Launches LED Driver Family for Automotive Exterior LED Lighting Applications

Infineon Technologies launched its LITIX™ Basic family of LED drivers specifically designed for low-power to medium-power automotive exterior lighting applications. The high-integration LED driver family reduces system complexity and improves reliability of turn indicator, tail, stop and reverse LED lights. By reducing part count and offering more features than discrete design approaches, the LITIX Basic family allows automotive manufacturers to expand the use of brand-specific and safety-enhancing LED light systems.
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2011-09-22

Infineon Offers Driver ICs for LED Lighting

Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a family of switch-mode LED driver ICs for a broad range of general lighting applications. The LED drivers combine thermal protection with output currents that range from 350mA up to several amps. The range has an integrated power stage, or can be used with an external power MOSFET, and achieve up to 98 percent efficiency, Infineon said. Applications range from MR16 halogen replacement to residential and commercial lighting, and street lighting. The drivers include support for both the analog and pulse width modulation m...
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2010-07-02

OSRAM and Infineon Technologies introduce energy-efficient LED lamps to Sri Lanka

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies both champion the cause of sustainable development and environmental protection. In collaboration with the OSRAM partner network LED Light for you, the German company Diana Electronic Systems has developed an energy-efficient LED lamp for the Global Nature Fund to be used in Sri Lanka. Local fishermen will use the lamps instead of their environmentally harmful kerosene lamps when fishing at night.
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2009-11-30

Infineon Introduces Low-Cost Driver Family for Half Watt LEDs

Infineon Technologies AG introduced the new BCR320 and BCR420 LED driver families to address the burgeoning market for LED lighting solutions. According to the company, the new products are specifically designed for driving 0.5W LEDs with a typical current of 150mA to 200mA, and feature a negative thermal coefficient contributing to a long lifetime of LEDs and a digital interface for a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal for dimming.
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2009-08-05

Infineon Introduces BCR 450 Driver IC for General Lighting Applications

Infineon Technologies AG has recently introduced the low cost LED driver IC BCR 450 which was specifically designed for driving high power LEDs. As BCR 450 produces no electromagnetic radiation, it is well-suited for applications sensitive against electromagnetic interference (EMI) as well as medical applications with communication bus systems, and wide range of other applications, according to the company.
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2009-03-30

Infineon Releases New High-power LED Driver IC

Infineon Technologies AG has recently released a low-cost LED driver IC which offers thermal protection and high output current accuracy for high-power LEDs in general lighting applications.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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